Towards harmonisation of welfare indicators for dairy

Animal welfare is becoming increasingly important to farmers, consumers, and retailers. In this regard, the reliable assessment of welfare on dairy farms is a crucial step in herd management and farm assurance, but potentially also for cattle breeding. The implementation of suitable welfare indicators is spreading across the world, and it involves research institutes and […]

Practical measures for sustainable dairy production

In a preview article from the upcoming IDF Dairy Sustainability Outlook edition 3, we look at a case study in Ireland to harness practical measures within dairy agroecosystems to address climate change and biodiversity. Ireland is one of the 197 countries that have signed up to the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise […]

Sharing knowledge in dairy welfare

Animal welfare is increasing in importance in agricultural systems in many countries around the world.  As the 13th edition of the IDF Animal Health Report is released, Louise Winblad of Växa Sverige reflects on why information on animal welfare should be communicated globally, and shares details on some of the case studies included in the […]

Speakers announced for IDF symposium on goat, sheep and other non-cow milks

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced speakers for the 8th IDF International Symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk, which takes place 4 and 5 May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. Presentations will describe the latest scientific advances about milk originating from other animals than cows in the fields of human nutrition, science and […]